Archive for July, 2007

World’s Largest Salmon BBQ (followed by Fireworks)
Friday, July 6th, 2007

The World’s Largest Salmon BBQ takes place on Saturday, July 7th from 11 am to 6 pm in South Noyo Harbor. Parking for the event is over at the College of the Redwoods, and shuttles will be running regularly during the day.

The BBQ is a fundraiser for the Salmon Restoration Association, and they’ve been holding the BBQ since 1970. You can find out more on the SRA Web site.

The Fort Bragg Lions Club also sponsors a fireworks display in the evening after the BBQ. The display will be south of the Noyo Bridge in the Pomo Bluffs Park area, and the field by the College is serving as the parking area.


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Fun + Politics + Silliness = Mendocino 4th of July Parade!
Monday, July 2nd, 2007

Larry Fuente usually drives his car in the parade!
On Wednesday, the Mendocino Fourth of July Parade starts at 12 noon on Main Street. The parade has been held for many years, as the 1890 picture attests. Although many of the vehicles use internal combustion engines now, I have a sneaking suspicion that you would find the same eclectic mix of fun, sophisticated political humor, and general silliness back then. There’s something about the area that leads me to wonder…. The car above has been decorated by Larry Fuente, a well-known local artist. You also might find circus performers from the Flynn Creek Circus, and animals and kids and women with big hair and electric vehicles and dancers and musicians and pretty much anything else. About 5000 people (5 times the population!) line the streets of Mendocino for the parade. Occasionally, some of the entries will even go around twice!Performers from the Flynn Creek Circus 4th of July Parade down Main Street in 1890

The parade is sponsored by the Mendocino Coast Chamber of Commerce, and Tom Yates broadcasts the event live from the judges stand on KOZT The Coast. Check out the live broadcast at 95.3 FM, or you can listen to the broadcast over the Web at www.kozt.com.

After the parade, the Kelley House Museum hosts a barbeque on the lawn, directly across from the judges stand near the east end of Main Street. Come cool off after the parade with a beer and a hot dog!


Mendocino Outdoors is the premier guide to outdoor activities on the Mendocino Coast

Mendocino Outdoors, the premier guidebook for outdoor fun and adventure on the Mendocino Coast, was recently updated as an ebook for the 5th Edition. You can buy a copy at Smashwords.com, the Apple iBooks Bookstore, Amazon’s Kindle Books, and Barnes & Noble's online store.

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